Officer Phil Tackett is the School Resource Officer at Liberty Middle School. Officer Tackett has been with the Papillion Police Department since January of 2000. He has worked as a road officer and served as the Papillion Middle School's School Resource Officer for 15 years prior to transferring to Liberty Middle School. Officer Tackett heads the Papillion Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council and also assists with Outdoor Education. He is the coordinator of the Papillion Police Summer “Police Academy for Kids” program. Officer Tackett was born and raised in the Virginia and North Carolina area. He served in the U.S. Air Force and traveled to Mississippi and Europe before settling in Nebraska. He has an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration and Management. He enjoys English Premiere League soccer, is an NFL Ravens fan and loves college football. He has skydived, whitewater rafted and horse backed the Continental Divide in Colorado. He is married and has two daughters and a son.